I got a 96' XLT with a 5.0 and I've pulled a bunch of cars out of ditched in the western NY winters. I've pulled a 27 foot camper for my gf's grandparents, Bko did great but didn't like stopping very much. Need a trail brake box. My best story would have to be pulling a Ford Thorass out of the lake. She back down in there with a tin fishing boat on the back and she kept sliding. she ended up with water in the front seat of her car and it was dead. On wet grass and everything my Bko pulled her up the hill back to the black top. Started in 2wd and roostered the whole car with mud. It was great to see a city slicker women about shit when the whole car was covered in mud. I put it in 4WD and she walked up the hill at idle.